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With virtual commissioning, commissioning time and prototype waste is reduced

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As machine builders strive to meet consumer demands for more customization, they are looking for more variations in their industrial machinery (IM) equipment. Some machine builders are finding ways to build their machines using more modular components and arrangements of subassemblies. However, this comes at the cost of integration challenges. Every change in software, hardware, or electronic systems must be retested against how it will impact other engineering disciplines to which the newly configured module may be connected.

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Better simulation capabilities allow engineers to find integration issues or insights from other disciplines more easily. Simulating the system behavior can allow the engineer to rapidly evaluate multiple ways of solving the same problem. This can accelerate the adoption of the concept and help close the project more quickly, with a clear definition of the requirements.

What are the benefits of Virtual Commissioning?

A comprehensive digital twin allows engineering teams to explore the impact of minor and major changes on a product and its manufacturability. Connecting information across different engineering disciplines can help meet growing demands for more flexibility. Engineering teams can also unleash innovation by quickly exploring the tradeoffs of new design choices in less time. This can be combined with better simulation tools to help communicate with customers about new designs, accelerate commissioning and improve cashflow.